ELLIOTT ELIAS, M.D., MPH, BRINGS UNIQUE EXPERTISE IN INTERVENTIONAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY TO MIAMI CARDIAC & VASCULAR INSTITUTE
MIAMI, FL – November 5, 2018 — Elliott Elias, M.D., MPH, an expert in interventional echocardiography, has joined Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida and the region’s largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility. Dr. Elias is fellowship-trained in interventional echocardiography — a form of non-invasive vascular imaging that is paramount in planning and guiding complex structural heart disease interventions. He completed his fellowship at the prestigious Columbia University Medical Center, Structural Heart and Valve Center, in New York, N.Y., one of the busiest structural heart disease programs in the United States with more than 800 procedures per year. Dr. Elias performs preoperative assessments and intraoperative imaging guidance of structural interventions, including transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacement, transcatheter mitral valve repair, transcatheter tricuspid valve interventions, left atrial appendage closure and paravalvular leak closure. He is board certified in echocardiography with level III certification and in nuclear cardiology and computed tomography.
“Interventional echocardiography is critical to the success of valvular heart disease procedures, and Dr. Elias has distinctive training and experience in this field,” said Jonathan Fialkow, M.D., deputy chief of Cardiology at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “His superior cardiac imaging skills will enable our team to provide the highest level of care in the assessment and treatment of valve disorders.”
Dr. Elias earned a master’s degree in public health at Boston University School of Public Health and his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. In addition to fellowship training in interventional echocardiography at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Elias received fellowship training in cardiology at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
“The expertise Dr. Elias brings to our care team is crucial to improving outcomes for structural heart disease,” said Allan S. Stewart, M.D., FACS, chief of cardiac surgery at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. “He will collaborate closely with interventional cardiologists, cardiac anesthesiologists and cardiac surgeons to provide our patients with the most innovative care.”
Dr. Elias also specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiovascular disease and its risk factors. He is affiliated with Baptist Hospital of Miami and South Miami Hospital and will see patients at 7400 SW 87 Avenue, Suite 100, in Miami.
About Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is the largest and most comprehensive cardiovascular facility in the region. The team of multilingual, multidisciplinary specialists has pioneered the development of minimally invasive techniques used to treat aneurysms, blockages in veins and arteries and holes in the heart.
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with ten hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Bethesda Hospital East, Bethesda Hospital West, Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), more than 40 physician practices, 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence spanning across Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 18,500 employees and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/newsroom and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.